Kengkue Her| Banner | Matthew Alexander, senior biology pre-medicine major, donates plasma to help raise money for ISP volunteers. This is Matthews fourth time donating for during the annual California Baptist University blood drive.

Students raise funds through blood drive for service projects

As so many California Baptist University students have been accepted into International Service Projects, these worldwide service trips are in need of major funding. The CBU Mobilization website features a quote from Billy Graham: “The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian ser- vice. The greatest form of praise is the sound […]

Courtesy of Carol Minton-Ryan | Banner | Dr. Carol Minton-Ryan, professor of sociology, poses with her research team and teachers from the School for the Deaf.

Professor leads team in Malawi

Dr. Carol Minton-Ryan said when she first visited Malawi in 1998, at the time only a student herself, she had no idea of the impact a small, African country would have on her. Minton-Ryan became a professor of sociology at California Baptist University 16 years ago after working as a nurse. Her work has taken […]

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Veterans transition to academic life after serving the county

After fighting to protect the United States, some veterans return to college may face academic struggles and a challenging transition into civilian life. Veterans, who once trained vigorously to maintain the U.S. national defense, are now choosing a non-combatant life of studying, classes and homework. However, not all veterans are prepared for the shocking reality  […]

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Students often switch majors, choose a different career path

Switching majors has become a common trend among college students. according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Almost 80 percent of American students switch their major at least once during their years at a university for a variety of reasons. Many students have started to weigh the pros and cons of switching their major, […]

Kelsie Stevens | Banner | Britany Ducca, senior environmental science major and president of the environmental science club, shows club members the possible spot for the new Lancer Farms.

Lancer Farms set to bloom in spring

If students were to pass The Cottage’s Resident Advisers’ office in Spring 2018 they would have found a thriving garden full of tomatoes, peppers, lettuce and a wooden sign with the words “Lancer Farms.” Now one might not recognize it — just a gate and some grass remain. The Farm was a student-organized garden run […]

Madison Santana | Banner | Kate Wagner, junior Christian behavioral science and psychology double major, enjoys picking oranges during the fall semester as a way to decompress from the stress of school.

State park attracts locals

An ocean of citrus trees. The smell of oranges lingering in the breeze. Lush and picturesque grounds. These are just a few things you can experience at the California Citrus State Historic Park in Riverside, only a few miles from California Baptist University’s campus. Resting upon 250 acres of prime agricultural land, the state park […]

Professor takes action, creates community club for enviroment

Community service is not just something one does to get into an honor society or put on his or her resume; it is about helping people or supporting a cause, such as preserving the environment. That is why Dr. Jacob Lanphere, associate professor of environmental science, created a network of volunteers this year for his […]

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Is caffeine dependency real?

Caffeine is an essential element for many people of today’s culture. With chains such as Starbucks or The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf on street corners around the world, society’s coffee obsession is inescapable. However, this fixation poses an interesting question: Are people consuming caffeine at a rate, which is causing them to become addicted? […]

Michael Hansen | Banner | Po Lee, chef of Teriyaki Plus in Riverside, chops cauliflower florets and inspects them with a trained culinary eye before deep frying them for vegan sweet and sour chicken.

Anti-Dairy Fight Club is what?

The first rule of Anti-Dairy Fight Club: Talk about Anti-Dairy Fight Club. The head of the club and chef of Teriyaki Plus is Riverside resident Po Lee. Every Sunday, Lee serves an all-vegan menu and transforms her regular business, Teriyaki Plus, into the Anti-Dairy Fight Club. Anti-Dairy Fight Club started as a solution for a […]